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Durant, Green lead Warriors past Spurs into second round

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Klay Thompson has rediscovered his shooting touch at the perfect time for the playoffs, Draymond Green is crashing the boards and doing it all on both ends as usual, while Kevin Durant is piling up the points even when not shooting at his most efficient.

Now, this All-Star cast might welcome back two-time MVP Stephen Curry soon from a knee injury as the Warriors charge ahead toward the goal of a repeat championship.

Durant scored 25 points, Green led a smothering Golden State defense, and the Warriors held off the late-charging San Antonio Spurs 99-91 on Tuesday night to win Game 5 and advance to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Thompson had another stellar shooting performance with 24 points, and Green contributed all over with 17 points, a career-playoff high 19 rebounds and seven assists. Golden State looked dominant until the fourth quarter even without Curry - and he could be back soon from a left knee injury.

''Draymond can literally do everything. So these last two games, he's been rebounding like a beast,'' Thompson said. ''And his ability to take the ball from the rim and push the break is what sparks the offense so much.''

LaMarcus Aldridge converted a three-point play with 1:31 left that pulled the Spurs within 93-89, and then a pair of free throws at 57.2 to make it a two-point game. Green responded with a long jumper at the top of the key then made two free throws with 9.1 seconds remaining.

The Warriors will face New Orleans in the West semifinals with Game 1 Saturday at Oracle Arena, having smoothly eliminated the Spurs aside from a brief Game 4 blip Sunday at San Antonio. New Orleans, coached by former Golden State top assistant Alvin Gentry, swept Portland in the first round.

Durant didn't have his usual steady shooting night, going 8 for 19 and missing his initial six 3-point tries. That hardly mattered. After a rebound late in the first half, the reigning Finals MVP drove coast-to-coast for a huge two-handed slam that helped Golden State grab momentum.

Aldridge had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and Patty Mills added 18 points with four 3-pointers for cold-shooting San Antonio. Manu Ginobili had 10 points and seven assists in what might have been the 16th-year pro's final game at age 40.

The Spurs fought for and without coach Gregg Popovich, away from the team following the death of his wife, Erin, last week following a long illness.

''I think it speaks highly of the character and spirit of this team, of never giving up, of competing until the very end,'' Pau Gasol said. ''And it was a game and a situation where we easily could have just thrown the towel at different points. But we didn't. So that's something that we can be proud of.''

Thompson swished a turnaround fadeaway as the halftime buzzer sounded and scurried for the tunnel hands raised high in triumph as Curry celebrated alongside his Splash Brother. Thompson hit 11 of 22 shots, his fourth time shooting at least 50 percent in the series.

Thompson became the third Warriors player ever to make 600 field goals in the postseason, and Golden State won its 12th straight playoff game at Oracle Arena.

Coach Steve Kerr challenged the Warriors to make ''simpler passes'' - or ''keep hitting singles'' as he put it in baseball terms - to avoid silly miscues after a sloppy showing in Sunday's 103-90 loss that forced the series back to the Bay Area.

After Golden State committed 16 turnovers and managed only 19 assists in the defeat, the Warriors were far better taking care of the ball with just 10 turnovers while dishing out 25 assists.

They used a 13-3 burst in the second quarter to take a 35-26 lead.

Green followed up an 18-rebound outing Sunday with another brilliant night on the boards.

''One thing we spoke about coming into this series was trying to control the glass,'' Green said.

THOUGHTS WITH POP

The Warriors congratulated the Spurs for their efforts under the difficult circumstances as Popovich mourns.

''What they were going through the last week was awful,'' Thompson said. ''I can't imagine how hard it is to go out there and perform under those circumstances.''

Spurs assistant Ettore Messina coached San Antonio for a third straight playoff game.

''Pop, if you're watching out there, we love you,'' Kerr said. ''Our whole team and coaching staff has been thinking about you every day. Your team reflected who you are tonight.''

CURRY STATUS

Kerr didn't want to guess when Curry might be cleared. The two-time MVP is scheduled to be re-evaluated later this week as he works back from a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee that he injured March 23 the same night he returned from a six-game absence with his latest right ankle injury.

''We'll see. We are locked in on tonight. Steph has been coming into the gym every day working and he's doing his thing and we are doing ours,'' Kerr said. ''We are just hoping for the best. Not making any predictions.''

TIP-INS

Spurs: Danny Green was 0 for 5. ... San Antonio is 2-8 all-time on Golden State's home floor in the postseason. The Spurs were swept in the Western Conference Finals by the Warriors last year. ... The Spurs shot 37.2 percent, going 7 for 30 from 3-point range.

Warriors: Thompson joined Rick Barry (699) and Curry (652) as the Warriors with 600 postseason field goals. ... ... Durant (3,189) passed Paul Pierce (3,180) for 20th and Kevin McHale (3,182) for 19th place on the career NBA postseason scoring list. ... Golden State is 18-2 in postseason Game 5s at home. ... Green notched his 38th postseason game with 10 or more rebounds.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:50   Personal foul on Dejounte Murray  
11:44 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 0-2
11:29   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:26   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
11:17 +2 JaVale McGee made alley-oop shot, assist by Andre Iguodala 0-4
11:02   Dejounte Murray missed jump shot  
10:59   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
10:55   Klay Thompson missed fade-away jump shot  
10:49   Defensive rebound by Dejounte Murray  
10:39   Patty Mills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:39   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
10:32   JaVale McGee missed alley-oop shot  
10:28   Offensive rebound by Draymond Green  
10:25 +3 Draymond Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Andre Iguodala 0-7
10:03   LaMarcus Aldridge missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:58   Defensive rebound by Kevin Durant  
9:55   Kevin Durant missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:50   Defensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
9:39   Out of bounds turnover on Danny Green  
9:28   Kevin Durant missed jump shot  
9:24   Defensive rebound by Dejounte Murray  
9:08   Rudy Gay missed fade-away jump shot  
9:04   Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
9:01   Personal foul on Rudy Gay  
8:52 +2 JaVale McGee made finger-roll layup, assist by Kevin Durant 0-9
8:33   Rudy Gay missed jump shot  
8:33 +2 LaMarcus Aldridge made dunk 2-9
8:33   Offensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
8:33   Shooting foul on Andre Iguodala  
8:33 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made free throw 3-9
8:11   Draymond Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:08   Team rebound  
7:53 +2 Rudy Gay made jump shot 5-9
7:33   Personal foul on Patty Mills  
7:30   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
7:23   Defensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
7:05 +3 Patty Mills made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LaMarcus Aldridge 8-9
6:45 +2 Klay Thompson made reverse layup, assist by Andre Iguodala 8-11
6:31   Personal foul on JaVale McGee  
6:17   Rudy Gay missed jump shot  
6:14   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
6:04   Klay Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:00   Defensive rebound by Patty Mills  
5:55   Patty Mills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:53   Offensive rebound by Rudy Gay  
5:53 +2 Rudy Gay made dunk 10-11
5:33   Andre Iguodala missed jump shot  
5:19   Defensive rebound by Dejounte Murray  
5:13   LaMarcus Aldridge missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:09   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
5:00 +2 Klay Thompson made reverse layup, assist by JaVale McGee 10-13
4:43   Lost ball turnover on Rudy Gay, stolen by Kevin Durant  
4:36 +2 Andre Iguodala made alley-oop shot, assist by Draymond Green 10-15
4:15 +3 Patty Mills made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rudy Gay 13-15
3:58   Klay Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:54   Offensive rebound by David West  
3:54   David West missed dunk  
3:51   Defensive rebound by Manu Ginobili  
3:45 +2 LaMarcus Aldridge made fade-away jump shot, assist by Manu Ginobili 15-15
3:33   Offensive foul on Klay Thompson  
3:33   Offensive foul on Klay Thompson  
3:17   LaMarcus Aldridge missed layup, blocked by David West  
3:12   Offensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
3:11   LaMarcus Aldridge missed layup  
3:08   Defensive rebound by Kevin Durant  
2:53   Quinn Cook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:51   Team rebound  
2:51   Personal foul on David West  
2:29   LaMarcus Aldridge missed jump shot  
2:28   Offensive rebound by Kyle Anderson  
2:26   Bad pass turnover on Kyle Anderson, stolen by David West  
2:21 +2 Kevin Durant made jump shot 15-17
1:58 +3 Manu Ginobili made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by LaMarcus Aldridge 18-17
1:45   Bad pass turnover on Kevin Durant, stolen by Kyle Anderson  
1:35   LaMarcus Aldridge missed layup  
1:31   Defensive rebound by David West  
1:30   Shooting foul on Manu Ginobili  
1:30 +1 Kevin Durant made 1st of 2 free throws 18-18
1:30 +1 Kevin Durant made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-19
1:11   Pau Gasol missed hook shot  
1:08   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
1:05   Shooting foul on Manu Ginobili  
1:05   Team rebound  
1:05   Kevon Looney missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:05 +1 Kevon Looney made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-20
0:50 +2 Tony Parker made jump shot 20-20
0:44   Kevin Durant missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:38   Defensive rebound by Pau Gasol  
0:34   Tony Parker missed jump shot  
0:28   Offensive rebound by Danny Green  
0:12   Tony Parker missed jump shot  
0:10   Team rebound  
0:10   Personal foul on Davis Bertans  
0:10 +1 Quinn Cook made 1st of 2 free throws 20-21
0:10 +1 Quinn Cook made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-22
0:09   Personal foul on Quinn Cook  
0:03   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:46   3-second violation turnover on Pau Gasol  
11:30   Out of bounds turnover on Shaun Livingston  
11:13 +3 Rudy Gay made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Pau Gasol 23-22
10:49 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by David West 23-24
10:29   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:26   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
10:14 +2 Klay Thompson made floating jump shot 23-26
10:00   Personal foul on David West  
9:53   Shooting foul on Draymond Green  
9:53   Pau Gasol missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:53   Team rebound  
9:53 +1 Pau Gasol made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-26
9:38 +2 David West made driving layup, assist by Klay Thompson 24-28
9:26 +2 Tony Parker made floating jump shot 26-28
9:13   Draymond Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:09   Defensive rebound by Davis Bertans  
8:54   Davis Bertans missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:51   Defensive rebound by David West  
8:45 +3 Klay Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 26-34
8:29   Tony Parker missed jump shot  
8:27   Pau Gasol missed dunk  
8:27   Offensive rebound by Pau Gasol  
8:25   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
8:22   Shaun Livingston missed fade-away jump shot  
8:20   Defensive rebound by Pau Gasol  
8:11   Bad pass turnover on Rudy Gay, stolen by David West  
8:03   Bad pass turnover on Klay Thompson, stolen by Davis Bertans  
7:57   Tony Parker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:50   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
7:47   Out of bounds turnover on Kevin Durant  
7:36   Lost ball turnover on LaMarcus Aldridge, stolen by Andre Iguodala  
7:32   Kevon Looney missed layup  
7:30   Defensive rebound by Dejounte Murray  
7:13   Manu Ginobili missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:10   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
6:56 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot 26-36
6:29   Rudy Gay missed jump shot  
6:27   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
6:18 +2 Kevon Looney made layup, assist by Draymond Green 26-38
6:18   Shooting foul on LaMarcus Aldridge  
6:18   Kevon Looney missed free throw  
6:16   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gay  
6:06   Personal foul on Kevon Looney  
5:54   Rudy Gay missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:50   Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
5:45   Kevin Durant missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:39   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gay  
5:35 +2 Rudy Gay made layup, assist by Manu Ginobili 28-38
5:14   Draymond Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:12   Defensive rebound by Dejounte Murray  
4:58   Rudy Gay missed jump shot  
4:56   Defensive rebound by Kevin Durant  
4:50 +2 Andre Iguodala made layup, assist by Kevin Durant 28-40
4:24   Patty Mills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:23   Team rebound  
4:11 +2 Kevon Looney made jump shot, assist by Kevin Durant 28-42
3:55 +2 Dejounte Murray made hook shot 30-42
3:42   Andre Iguodala missed jump shot  
3:38   Defensive rebound by Manu Ginobili  
3:33 +3 Patty Mills made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Manu Ginobili 33-42
3:17   Shooting foul on Dejounte Murray  
3:17   Kevon Looney missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:17   Team rebound  
3:17 +1 Kevon Looney made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-43
2:54   Offensive foul on Kyle Anderson  
2:54   Offensive foul on Kyle Anderson  
2:54   Offensive foul on Kyle Anderson  
2:43 +2 Kevin Durant made jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 33-45
2:19   Shooting foul on Andre Iguodala  
2:19 +1 Manu Ginobili made 1st of 3 free throws 34-45
2:19 +1 Manu Ginobili made 2nd of 3 free throws 35-45
2:19 +1 Manu Ginobili made 3rd of 3 free throws 36-45
2:16   Personal foul on Bryn Forbes  
2:07   Kevin Durant missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:04   Team rebound  
1:52 +3 Andre Iguodala made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kevin Durant 36-48
1:32   Patty Mills missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Klay Thompson  
1:30   Offensive rebound by Kyle Anderson  
1:25   Manu Ginobili missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:21   Defensive rebound by Kevin Durant  
1:18 +2 Kevin Durant made dunk 36-50
1:02   LaMarcus Aldridge missed turnaround jump shot  
1:00 +2 Kyle Anderson made dunk 38-50
1:00   Offensive rebound by Kyle Anderson  
0:39   Andre Iguodala missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:36   Offensive rebound by Draymond Green  
0:36   Draymond Green missed layup  
0:33   Defensive rebound by Kyle Anderson  
0:31   Manu Ginobili missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:30   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
0:12   Kevin Durant missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:09   Defensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
0:06   Out of bounds turnover on Kyle Anderson  
0:02   Personal foul on LaMarcus Aldridge  
0:01 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by Kevin Durant 38-52

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:41   Shooting foul on Draymond Green  
11:41 +1 Dejounte Murray made 1st of 3 free throws 39-52
11:41 +1 Dejounte Murray made 2nd of 3 free throws 40-52
11:41   Dejounte Murray missed 3rd of 3 free throws  
11:39   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
11:24   Andre Iguodala missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:20   Defensive rebound by Dejounte Murray  
11:07   Rudy Gay missed jump shot  
11:04   Offensive rebound by Dejounte Murray  
10:50 +2 Dejounte Murray made reverse layup 42-52
10:36 +2 Draymond Green made driving layup 42-54
10:11   Dejounte Murray missed jump shot  
10:07   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
9:58   JaVale McGee missed hook shot  
9:55   Defensive rebound by Patty Mills  
9:54   Patty Mills missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:50   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
9:35 +3 Draymond Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Klay Thompson 42-57
9:12   Shooting foul on Andre Iguodala  
9:12 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made 1st of 2 free throws 43-57
9:12 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made 2nd of 2 free throws 44-57
8:52 +2 Klay Thompson made fade-away jump shot 44-59
8:35 +3 Patty Mills made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rudy Gay 47-59
8:13   Shooting foul on Rudy Gay  
8:13 +1 Kevin Durant made 1st of 2 free throws 47-60
8:13 +1 Kevin Durant made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-61
7:57   Personal foul on Draymond Green  
7:47   Danny Green missed layup, blocked by Kevin Durant  
7:41   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
7:33   Kevin Durant missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:28   Defensive rebound by Dejounte Murray  
7:25   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:21   Defensive rebound by JaVale McGee  
7:16   Shooting foul on Danny Green  
7:16 +1 Kevin Durant made 1st of 2 free throws 47-62
7:16 +1 Kevin Durant made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-63
6:56   LaMarcus Aldridge missed layup, blocked by JaVale McGee  
6:53   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
6:50   Shooting foul on Patty Mills  
6:50 +1 Draymond Green made 1st of 2 free throws 47-64
6:50 +1 Draymond Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-65
6:30   Dejounte Murray missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:25   Offensive rebound by Pau Gasol  
6:21   Dejounte Murray missed jump shot  
6:19   Defensive rebound by Kevin Durant  
6:19   Out of bounds turnover on Kevin Durant  
6:07 +2 Patty Mills made reverse layup 49-65
5:50   JaVale McGee missed jump shot  
5:47   Defensive rebound by LaMarcus Aldridge  
5:50   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
5:34 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made free throw 50-65
5:23   LaMarcus Aldridge missed jump shot  
5:17   Defensive rebound by Kevin Durant  
5:04   Draymond Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:02   Team rebound  
4:49   Shooting foul on Kevon Looney  
4:49 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made 1st of 2 free throws 51-65
4:49 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made 2nd of 2 free throws 52-65
4:33 +2 Draymond Green made running Jump Shot, assist by Klay Thompson 52-67
4:15 +2 LaMarcus Aldridge made turnaround jump shot, assist by Manu Ginobili 54-67
4:16   Shooting foul on Klay Thompson  
4:16 +1 LaMarcus Aldridge made free throw 55-67
4:05 +2 Shaun Livingston made jump shot